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THE d?patcu rOUMOJBO 11*0.
tub times roiivDED ma,
WHOLE NUMBER 18,755
jnCHMONP, VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1911.
THE \V BATH KR TU-DAY?r?lf. PRICE TWO CENTS
PETIII'S SLAYER
DECLINES TO TALK
Hub ird Will Make Ko
?Statem.nt Until Ad?
vised by Lounsel.
NARROW ESCAPE
FROM LYNCHING
Prompt Action of Officials Pre?
vented Summary Action by
Mob?Remains of Murdered
Man Taken to His Home,
and Funeral Will Be
Held To-Day.
(Specta) to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. J
Lynchuurg. Va., September _'C.?Bun
Hubard, who yesterday shot and kill?
ed Dr. J. A. Pettlt. nt Dovingston.
again rvfused when st'n at the Jail
here to-day to make a statement ->8
to the cause uf the tragedy. though
he admlted frankly that he did the
hilling. Kurther than that lie could
not be made to talk. He says he will
make no statement until advised ?n
do so by couiisvl. None of the man's
frlenda hau been here to see him yet.
As to the motive for tho shooting.
It was learned to-day from a rela?
tive of the murdered man, who Is a
rerblent of Lynchburg, that Dr. Pettit
was called In. last spring to attend
Hubard's w|f<-. who was in a delicate
condition. Hubard h>ul arranged for
?i ncgresM to attend his wife, lit 1 did
not want a pliyslc'.an. Hubard'*
father learned of the woman's pre
Varlous condition, and sent for Dr.
Pettlt. who did not want to attend
the patient because of her husband's
objection, but finally was persund-d
?to do so, and It developi d that the
woman would have dlod ,'Ut for hlB
attention.
After this occurrence Dr. rettlt
stated that Hubard hnd threatened
his life for this, but he did not feur
him The physician stated a short
time ago that he was r.ot afraid of
Hubard unless he should slip up from
behind und attack him. and this proved
to be the case yesterday.
Will Not Talk.
With unusual adroitness Hubard
checkmated every effort to draw him
out this morning, the effort being a?-|
rectcd to ascertain from his lips what
?was the cause of the grudue he held
against the man whose life he snuffed
out yesterday afternoon, uut he alw?y?
came back with the reply that "when
he had counsel his counsel could pre?
pare a statement so much better for
him than he could talk it."
That was all he would say.
To show the skilful manner In
?which the man was ?vblc to take care
of himself, when he was asked if he
did 1,01 have a brother or sister at
one time In one of the fitat* insane
hospital*, he said: "Would It delay you
much for you to get that Information
from some other member of the fam?
ily?"
And that was all Ben Hubard would
6ay, excepting that l,a did not enjoy
being confined in one of the small cells
of the city Jail, though at the same
time he had not found the place so un- j
comfortable. . I
This morning he was without tho
heavy coat he wore at tho time he
-was locked up here last night, and
the blood which spattered on him when
ho was firing the last shots Into the
head of the victim had been removed.
Narrowly Kncaped I.yncbluir.
A resided of Lyachburg, who was
en eyewitness to the shooting, stated
to-day that It wbb only the prompt
action of Magistrate Loving, who was
quickly on the scene after the shoot?
ing, that prevented a lynching.
The one condition that prevented the ;
Immediate forming of a mob was that
the man who did the shooting was1
hustled away to Jail before the crowd ?
could learn the particulars of the ]
shooting By the time the details were
learned by the people twenty men had :
been sworn In as special deputies, and
these were placed at the Jail. This pre?
vented trouble, but in case 11 mob had
formed and attacked the Jail it was'
believed that many of the guards
Would not have resisted an effort to
take Hubard from the Jail, because,
their sympathies were against the'
prisoner.
One of the striking incidents of the
afternoon was the quick disappearance
of people who lived In the vicinity of;
Dr. Pettit. Up to the time of the!
shooting there were man>- men from j
the Roseland section, but a short time
after the murder these could not be
found.
It was feared that these men by a
prearrangement had returned to theiri
homes and were arranging to organize
a moh to lynch tho man last night.
It was for this reason that steps were
taken to take Hubard uway from the!
Lovlngston Jail.
So quietly was this done that even
the residents of the village did not
have the slightest Idea of what was
transpiring, until Hubard was well out
of the way and on route to Shlpman.
Six special deputies were sworn in
to accompany Deputy Sheriff Bs tea to
Shlpman, and the deputies in charge
of the prisoner left the jail by a rear
door. The party then started, and by
a detour of more than a. mllo In the
opposite direction from Shlpman. final?
ly reached the road to the station, con?
siderably more than a mile from the
courthouse.
It was the Intention of the authori?
ties to take Hubard away from Ship
man by tho first train, but they missed
the local going to Charlottesvtlle on
account of the slow trip through the
woods, and because of the roundabout
route they took to avoid detection
This, therefore, made the trip to
Lynchburg necessary, ahd Hubard will
remain here unill the day for his trial,
?which has been set for October 8.
Funeral Will lie Held To-Ony.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch ]
liovingston. Va.. Septumher 26.?This
generally quiet community has not yet
Recovered from the shock and sensa?
tion of the terrible murder committed
pare yeslerday, when Dr. James A.
.{Continued on Third FageT) '?
IN READINESS TO SAIL
Italian Navy Can Start at Moment's
Notice for Tripoli.
Classo, Switzerland, September 26.?
The Italian naval squadron, which :s
now at Augusta, near Syracuse, Sicily,
commanded by Admiral Aubrey. Is un?
der orders to be In readiness to sail
at a moment's notice for Tripoli. Fresh
reserves have been called out tor ser?
vice if necessary ugalnm Turkey.
These belligerent measures are caus
Mig great alarm among the eastern
i ? In the Ottoman empire. They
I fear Mussulman fanaticism which ex
poau them to massacre.
About 5,000 Itullan residents of
Turkey already have left their homes,
oithor returning to Italy or seeking
refuge in Malta. Tunis, Egypt, or the
Balkan States. But nearly 30.000 have
applied to the Italian consuls for the
necessary funds for reparation.
Although the situation is considered
very grave, the hope is entertained
that a conflict will he avoided, as
notwlthstandl- ; official denials, nego?
tiations are now coins on with a view
to Inducing Turkey to agree to some
form of Italian protectorate over
Tripoli.
In the meantime the mobilization
of troops hus been going on. These,
arc being employed by the govern?
ment to put down the anarchist, revo
lulonary and Socialist attempts
at creating disorders. which in
t certain Instances have gone so far
i as the removal of railway tracks ;n
.?M.-r to prevent the concentration of
I the soldiers.
VICE REPORT UNMAILABLE
' ],000 CoplrH, Held at Chicago Pcnt
Ofllee, IlrlonR to J. D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Chicago. 111., September 26.?The re
! port of Chicago's vice commission can
; not be sent through the Cnlted States
! malls, according to a decision handed
? down by Acting Assistant Attorney
j General P. V. Keystr. The decision
. was received from Washington late
J to-day by Postmaster Camphell. One
.thousand tuples of the report, which
i have been held at the post-office for
several weeks awaiting a decision
from the Attorney-General's office, are
to be returned to the commission, ac?
cording to Postmaster Campbell
The l.ooo coplei of the report are the
property of John li. Rockefeller. Jr.,
according to members of the commis?
sion. The reports were bought by Mr.
Rockefeller and ordered mailed to col?
leges and reform workers In all sec?
tions of the country as the first step
;n a plan to establish permanent vice
, ommlsslona In all the Important popu?
lation centres of the country.
The antlvlce movement Is said to be
: the result of Interest aroused when Mr.
Rockefeller was appointed foreman of
a grand Jury In New Torlt, which in?
vestigated white slave trafficking
there.
AUDITORS SEEK $284,000
t'rlncc Henry dc Urnro'a Legacy Q,uc?
tlon Before I . S. Supreme Court.
I Washington. D. C, September 26.?
! The possession of JIM,000 worth of
i American railroad bonds Is Involved
In a series uf suits tiled to-day In the
Supreme Court of the United States.
The bonds were formerly owned by
Princess Beatrice Wlnans de Beam,
daughter of Ross P.. Wlnans. of Balti?
more, and were bequeathed by her to
titr husband, Prince Henry de Beam,
o: France. The securities were held
in Baltimore under the mistaken Im?
pression that they were the property
of the two children of Prince and Prin?
cess de Beam. The fuel having de?
veloped that they had been left to
the prince himself, hlb creditors seek
to obtain possession of them.
I Their suit ha* been opposed on the
ground that us the bond* were not
j transferable In Baltimore the Marv
land courts are without power to ,iu
thorize their attachment. The Mary
, land Court of Appeals has held this
1 theory to be untenable, and the Su
! prc-me Court I? asked to decide the
j point.
BIG STRIKE THREATENED
t.'.OOO Clifariiinkera In Tampa Probahli
Will Ue Called Out.
Tampa, Fla . September 26.?As a re
sult of the decision of the internal rev?
enue service to enforce the law requlv
itiK duty on all manufactured clears,
: whether consumed In a factory or
elsewhere. Tampa Is again threatened
j with a disastrous strike of Its 15.000
clgarmakers to-morrow.
A meeting of the joint advisory
board of the five local unions was held
to-night, but members of the board
[ declined to give out any Information
: as to the decision reached. From un?
official sources, it was announced that
all of these workmen will be culled out
, ?o-niorrow pendinu some- acr*emoiu
with the manufacturers whereby the
workmen either will be allowed to
: have tho usuul number of ?smnltc-ra
, or a raise In the wage scale equivalent
to the amount of the smokers usually
I allowed each man.
As a result of tho dissatisfaction
with the posted notices between 800
und 1,000 men left tht-ii bonen** ir>
! day.
FOSS IS RENOMiNATED
First Statewide Primaries Held lu
.Mussnrli use tt?.
Roston. Mass.. September 26.?As an
outcome of the tirst Statewide prima?
ries in Massachusetts, held to-aay,
Governor Eugene N. Foss will head
the democratic ticket for the second
time and Licutenant-Governor Louis
A Frothingham will bo his Republican
opponent In the November eltctioni.
Roth candidates are from this city.
The primaries brought out a fairly
good vote, alth ugh the total fell con?
siderably short of that polled at th
last Slate election.
Governor Foka had scarcely any op?
position except from Thomas His
xcn. of Springlield. the presidential
candidate of the Independence League
three years ago. Mr. Hingen'? vi te
was not heuvy.
1.1 en ten ant-Govern or Frothingham
was strongly opposed in the campaign
bv Speaker Joseph Walker and Repre?
sentative Norma H. White, b\K th-j
returns from about one-third of the
State Indicated a safe lead on the part
of the l.leutonant-Ciovernor.
MACHINE IS OBSOLETE
First Army Aeroplnue Will Be Placed
In Nnltonnl Museum.
Washington. D. C. September 26.?
The first army aeroplane, bought from
the Wright Brothers in 1S0? at a ooet
Of $30,000. arrived In Washington to?
day to be placed In the Natlonul Mu?
seum as an exhibit. The atnchme
came from the Wrrlght factory in Day?
ton. O., where It was prepared for Mta
final duty. Though it was only two
years ngo that Orvllle Wright, with
Lieutenant Foulols as a passenger,
made hin historic flight from Fort
Myer to Alexandria, Va? and return
In this neroplane, the machine now is
considered obsolete and probably never
will fly again.
PLANS OF TRUSTS
TO AVOID SUITS
Menace of Financial
Panic Is Club to
? Be Used.
WILL MAKE EFFuRT
iO CONVINCE TAFx
"Big Business" Holds He Can?
not Be Re-Elected Unless Pros?
ecutions Are Dropped?Bene?
ficiaries of Tariff Endeavor
to Head Off Legislation
at Coming Session.
Washington. September 26.?Informa?
tion reaching official sources in Wash
I ington bus raised the question Whuth
j er the great trusts have set on foot a
campaign designed to discourage tliu
' national administration from proceed
? im; with its program of prosecution ot
? the trusts.
j It la asserted In . overr.mental ciri.lt-3
j that the Department of Justice, with
j the knowledge an<j consent ol Presl
| dent Tuft, had plannud u vigorous
I pLin ol " trust busting." It not only
I contemplated prosecution of several
I corporations, but Included efforts to
! bend some high trust associates to
I Jail.
Tlie great trusts have a way of flnd
i ing out what is going on at the Na
; tionai capital, und it was after the
' steel trust and tha harvester trust
learned of the program decided on by
the administration that proposals were
uiade by these trusts so to reorganize
as to satisfy the administration us
well as comply with the terms of tho
Sherman antitrust law.
Putting on Presnure.
In the maantlme suspicion has been
aroused that the great trusts huvo
1 aet on foot u campaign designed to
' discourage the adm!nlstratlon from
prococding with Its program.
Some of the stories that reach the
' national capital relate that the great
; industrial combinations will preclpl
) tatc a panic rather than submit to the
I program the administration had plin
I nc-d to cany out.
It is worthy of note that after the
! Attorney-General had been quoted by
; a New York newspaper us saying thut
I the United States Steel Corporation
! was maintained in violation of the
I Sherman antitrust law. the stocks of
I this company immediately took a big
' tumble.
! Wall Street was near a panic. The
I Attorney-General made haste to say
' that he had not said all that he had
! been quoted as saying. Ho "back
; tracked" after the New York news
! papers that speak for Wall Street ht-d
, taken him sharply to task for talking
I In a way that would disturb big busi?
ness.
The inside talk here now is that big
I business will make a powerful effort
to convince the administration that It
\ must not go on with its antitrust pro
' gram at tit is time.
Th? argument is to be used, so it
: is (rsseried, that the country is al
I ready face to face with business de
j presilon. and that for the Taft admln
| Istration to enter on an energetic anti
I trust campaign at this time would serl
ously disturb business. Moreover, such
i a course on the part of the adminis?
tration would, according to big busi?
ness, make the renomlnalion and re?
election of Mr. Taft impossible.
Other Trust* Guessing.
The reorganization of the Standard
Ol! Company and the American Tobac?
co Company is expected to proceed.
The Supreme Court has said that these
i reorganizations must be made, and
I has in each instance nxed a time limit.
; The question that is interesting many
, persons in Washington Is whether the
other big trusts that have been under
investigation for years by the Federal
government will be compelled to "walk
the plank."
There Is evidence at hand Indicating
j that the chief beneficiaries of the tariff
: intend to resort to "you will ruin bust
; ness" talk In un endeavor to head off
tariff legislation at tho coming eo.-mlon
: of Congress- intimations have reached
the national capital that those in?
dustries that have heretofore been able
to control tariff legislation have no
thought of permitting legislation at
the coming session.
They still have hope of being able
to convince President Taft that an
attempt to revise any of the schedules
on the eve of a presidential campaign,
and at a time when business Is gen?
erally rather unsteady, would mean In?
dustrial disaster. It is the same old
story with respect both to the disso?
lution of the trusts and the revision
of the tariff.
Gury May Innue Statement.
New York, September 26.?It was
stated at the offices of the United
States Steel Corporation to-day that
Chairman Eben H. Gary might make
a statement within tho next twenty
four hours bearing upon the attitude
of the corporation towar?j the recent
statements of Attorney-General Wick
ersham In the matter of prosecuting
the trusts.
The fact that Judge Gary had the
issuing of such u statement under con?
sideration was made known after the
regular weekly meeting of the cor?
poration's finance committee this af?
ternoon, which w-3s attended by J. P.
Morgan and Francis Lynde Stetson,
the corporation's general counsel.
Neither Mr. Morgan nor Mr. Stetson
usually attend the meetings of this
committee, ana It was reported that
they had been specially Invited to
confer with the members of the com?
mittee on the "Wlckorsham situation."
It was said that strong pressure had
been ibrought to batr upon the officers
for some such statement as being ur?
gently called for, owing to the un?
certainty existing among the corpora?
tion's shareholders. In view of the In?
sistent rumors of a government dis?
solution suit. Wall Street had tho re?
port early In the day that an an?
nouncement on the subject Would bo
given out at the close of the stock
(Continued on Third Page.)
Martin 's M a jority i s
33,889; Swan,on's
38,736
VOTE MUC ii LARGER
THAN x X A-CTLD
Nearly 100,000 Citizens Went to
Polls?One County and One
City Not Reported?Analysis
of Vote by Congressional
District?Big Majori?
ties in Ninth.
With the returns from Fluvanna
county and the city of Clifton Forgo
missing, the State Democratic Com?
mittee last night canvassed the vole
cast fur candidates for tho United
States Senat? In the primary election
of September 7. Adding these two
missing reports from the unofficial re?
turns sent to The Tlmes-Dispatcn. thu
following Is ascertained to bu the cor?
rect vote: j
TbomtiH H. 'Martin, U5,:il7.
William A. Jones, ai.l-'s.
Claude A. Snaniiun, 117,403.
Carter Glasa, 30,737.
Martlu's majority over Jones for
long term, sh.hkh.
Svranaon'N majority o>er lilusa for
abort term, 3*.7311.
There is no surprise in connection
with these figures, as the result within
a thousand or so was Indicated on
the morning after the primary by The
Times-Dispatch, based on the reports
received from Its correspondents all
I over the State.
Total w us Large.
The vote considerably exceeds
that cast in either of the gen?
eral SLite primaries which have
precede,! It?those of 1905 and 190L'.
In i..e Martin-Jones contest the
I total vote on September 7 was 96.745,
while on the Swanson-Glass fignt It
was 96.25U. Counting votes thrown out
; 'because of Improper marking. and
i counting also thus* who voted for loct-1 ,
' officers and did not trouble the sena.- .
i torlal part of the ticket. It Is prob
? able that close to 100.000 citizens went
' to the polls 'n tho recent primary.
Senator Martin carried elghty-tw? i
counties and all of the twenty cities.
I Mr. Jones carried eighteen counties,
; twelve of which are In his own dls- ,
I trlct?the First In his district he lost'
j only four counties, but failed to carry!
I the three cities of Frederlcksburg. j
I Hampton und Newport News,
j In the other contest. Senator Swan- |
i son carried eighty-nine counties and
! nineteen cities- Mr. Glass secured
eleven counties and his home city of
I.ynehburg Of the eleven counties
! carried by Mr. Glass, eight arc In the
1 First District, that of Mr Jones, and
; two?Bedford and Campbell?are In
Mr. Glass's own district?the Sixth.
The remaining county carried by Mr.
Glass, not in his own nor Mr. Jones's
district. Is Hanover.
Result by Districts.
Taking up the vote by congre.-slonal
districts, it Is noted that Mr. Jones
??cured a majority of 2.040 over Senator
'Martin in t):e First District, where he
resides. The vote there was: Jones.
7.742: Martin. 5,700; Glass. 6,324; Swan-!
son, 6.720. The majority given Sena- I
tor Swanson In the First District was j
396. the smallest secured by him. He]
carried all of tie ten districts.
In the Fifth District, that of Sena- |
tor Swanson, the vote stoor?: Jones,
1,301; Martin, .'.$51; Glass. 1.18S" Swan
son. 6.135. Mar'ln'a majority 4. "..79;
Swanson'f. 4.950.
Mr. Glass's district, the Sixth, gave
the following vote: Jones. 4.027: Mar
till, 6,9t',S: Glass. 4,533; Swanson. 6.
! 47S. Martin's majority, 2,941; Swan
j son's, 1,945.
Vote in the Seventh District, that
of Senator Martin: Jones, 1.602; Mar
I tin. 6.4SS; Glass. 1.699; Swanson. 6.
I 471. Martin's majority. 4.SS6: Swan
j son.|s, 4.S72.
I But It was In the Ninth District ;
j where the biggest majorities were '
j rolled up. Senator Martin aecurinK
I there a majority of 7,452, and Senator
i Swanson one of 8,101. The vote was:
, Jones. SS2: Martin, 8,334; Glass, 577:
Swanson. S.67S.
Vote Soon Ascertained,
j Adding machines provided by J. N.
; Breiiaman, secretary of the State
: Democratic Committee, were brought
Into use last night, and with the aid
of expert operators, the vote was soon i
counted.
The absence of the returns from
Fluvanna and Clifton Forge has not
been explained. As seen from the un
ocltllal report In the table which fol
' lows, the total Is not greatly added to
by this county and city.
Radford sent In Its report by pru
cincts, there being two in that city,
reports were sent In separately from
I the new city of Suffolk, and the coun
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
NAVY YARD IS CLOSED
Department Is Unmoved by Adverse
Agitation lu South.
Washington, September 26.?Unmov
; ed by the adverse agitation In the
.South, the Navy Department Is stead
! ilv carrying out the plans projected by
Secretary Meyer for the practical clos?
ing of Southern navy yards. This was
made evident by an order published to?
day detaching Captain James M. Helm
as commander of the New Orleans
yard and assigning him to general
court-martial duty* Captain Helm will
be the last commissioned officer of tha
navy to perform duty In the New
Orleans navy yard if the present plan
continues in force. To-day that yard
was placed in charge of Chief Carpen?
ter Joel A. Davis, who will be actually
a caretaker and nothing more.
This action marks the extent of tho
power of the Secretary of the Navy to
suppress the New Orleans plant. As
the yard was created by act of Con?
gress it must continue to be n naval
establishment until Congress shall see
fit to direct Its abandonment and sale.
However, the secretary, by withholding
all naval work from the yard amd dis?
sipating the force of employes, can
.cure jjractlcally the Barae result
Will Be Renewed When
President Leaves
Kansas
JUNIOR SENATOR
SERVES NOTICE
Political Incident Flares Up
at Non-Partisan Celebration,
Where Taft Is Chief Guest,
and Bristow Takes Up Sec?
retary Fisher's Challenge.
Gov. Mann Present.
Hutchinson. Kin.. September 26.?
Near the close of what had been a non
partisan celebration of tho fiftieth an?
niversary of the birth of Kansas as a
State, with President Taft as the prin?
cipal speaker, a political Incident
flared up here to-day, and gave a thrill
to the thousands of Kansans who
packed the grwidstand at the State
Fair Grounds.
Walter L. Fisher. Secretary of the
Interior In President. Taft's Cabinet.
Just back from Alaska, made a three
minute speech, in which he said some
things awout the difference between
"real progressives and the middle-of
the-road type like Mr. Taft" and "hy?
pocritical, oemagogic progressives who
possessed every practical progressive
policy put forth."
Senator Joseph !>. Bristow. ranking
second only to Senator I>a Follette, of
Wisconsin, among the Progressives of
the Senate, followed Secretary Fisher,
and quickly cuught up his challenge.
"We In Kansas," he said, "are always
willing to grant that the other fellow
Is honest In his views, and we expect
him to grant that we are honest In
ours. I want to say to President Taft
and Secretary Fisher right now. that
in working out the problems that con?
front us. we Kanaans will have our
part and have our say to the end that
there shall be equal Justice to all and
special privilege to none."
Hoth Speakern Applauded.
Both Secretary Fisher and Senator
Bristow were applauded. The throng
seemed to appreciate the verbal pas?
sage at arms, and the vlrtusj serving
of notice by the Junior Kansas Senator
that while he was participating freely
and gladly in the welcome to the
President in this State, there was to
be no let-up in the factional fight as
soon as the Chief Executive left the
borders of the Commonwealth.
The President himself had made nb
solutelv no reference to politics. His
address was purely historical, and In
It he had taken occasion to pay a trib?
ute to the Independence In thought
and action of the Kansas people.
Mr- Taft had been introduced by
Governor Stubbs, a progressive among
the progressives.
Governor Stubbs, waving a handker?
chief, led In the cheering that followed
Mr. Taft's introduction. When the
President had concluded. Governor
Mann, of Virginia, made a brl^ ad?
dress. Then came Secretary Fisher.
The address by t'j'e secretary fur?
nished the most Interesting feature of
the day. He arose and faced the big
crowd. Mr. Fisher was silent for fully
a minute. Then he said slowly:
"I am one of those that count my?
self a progressive."
He was interrupted by applause and
cheering
A True ProgrcSHl\-e.
"I am a true progressive," he re?
sumed, "and I believe In true pro
gresslveness and not in hypocritical or
demagogical progressives, who declare
for a progressive policy and then op?
pose every practical progressive meas?
ure put forth. When President Taft
said he was trying to keep In the mid?
dle of the road the other day, I be?
lieve he meant what he said, and I
believe that you believe he meant what
he said. I am that kind of progressive.
My friends, you should judge men not
by what they say. but by what they
do."
Senator Bristow was Introduced by
Governor Stubbs and was loudly
cheered. ,
"We. of Kansas." he said, "may at
times have been accused of actlhg be?
fore we thought, but we always have
had the courage to contend for what
bs believed was right, and we have
worked out right here In this ?tato
the greatest moral civilization in the
world."
The Senator then made his reply to
Secretary Fisher, and as he did. "he
looked pointedly at the Cabinet otficor.
Senator Curtis, of Kansas, classed as
conservative, then took advantage of
the somewhat strained situation to
pay a tribute to Secretary Fisher.
President Taft spent the entire day
in Hutchlnaon, leaving to-night for
Topeka.
The soinl- :entennial celebration was
held at the State Fair Grounds.
At the Knlr Grounds tho President
was greeted by nn immense throng.
Mr Taft reviewed a historical
pageant which Included many ambi?
tious floats.
President Taft lunched with Gov?
ernors Stub'os. of Kansas. Mann, of
Virginia, and Colqultt, of Texas. Ha
dined to-nlg'-t at the Country Cub.
R0OSEVELT TO FARMERS
Oeclnre* He I* With Them In KfYorts
to Got More Money for Crops.
New York. September 2ti.?Theodore
Boosevelt told 100 Pennsylvania far?
mers to-day that !?*? -was with thorn
In their efforts to get more money for
their crops. The farmers were guesta
of the United Shares Association,
which is engineering a movement to
tlimlnate the middleman in the dis?
posal of farm products. "5
"I never object to paying more for
what 1 get." h- said, "if it means more
prof\t to the farmer, more for tho
ivage-earner. But I do very muco
object to puylng more If it moans
nothing but profit to the men wno
stand between tbs> farmers and the
wage-earners ant? me."
CRUCIFIED BY INDIANS
Barbarous Depredations Committed ta
State of Chlpaa.
Mexico City. September 26.?Wences
lao Franco, a resident of Acala. a
small town In the Stato of Chipas, waa
crucified by the rebellious Chamula
Indians when they sacked that place
last Saturday, according to telegrams
received by El Imparclal to-night from
Tuxtla Gutierrez, the State capital.
The story was brought to the Red
Cross headquarters to-day by Franco's
wife, and later confirmed from other
sources. The woman herself had been
left for dead, after having been stab?
bed seberal times with n lance by in,
Indian.
According to the stories that havo1
reached Tuxtla Gulterrez. the lnsur
rectos committed their depredations In
a manner most barbarous. Women and
children were slaughtered by the mobs,
one of whose leaders was a fanatical
priest. He waa one of thjse killed.
Refugeea declare the Indians made
! of the massacre of babies a gruesome
! sport, tossing them high into the air
and catching them on the tips of their
lances.
Seml-ofllclally it Is stated that a mil?
itary governor, probably General Jose
de la I.ux Blanco, of revolutionarv
fame, will be sent to Chipas to re?
store order.
PRESBYTERY PROTESTS
Objects to Wilson Action As Honorary
Chairman of Brewers' Congress.
Utlca, N. Y., September '26.?The
Presbytery of Ullea, including forty
four Presbyterian churches, protests
against the action of Secretary of Agri?
culture James Wilson In accepting the
honorary chairmanship of the Brewers'
Congress, to be held In Chicago next
month. In annual session to-day ad?
dressed President Taft, asking htm "to
use your influence to dissuado Secre?
tary Wilson from accepting the chair?
manship."
A letter also sent by the presbytery
to Mr. Wilson, who Is an elder In the
Presbyterian Church, says that the or?
ganization "formally protests in the
interest of patriotism and clean gov?
ernment against your acceptance of
the chairmanship."
SCHEME ANNOYS OFFICIALS
Movement to Have School Children
Contribute to Fund to Halite Maine.
Washington. September 26.?Consid?
erable annoyance has been caused
White House and War Department olll
clals by a movement to have school
children throughout the United States
contribute one cent each towards a,
J25O.O0? fund for raising the battle?
ship Maine in Havana harbor. A cir?
cular letter has been sent to Govern?
ors of States and others asking their
co-operation in the movement.
Acting Secretary of War Oliver has
informed the author of the letter that
the department could not accept such
a contribution unless specifically au?
thorized by Congress to do so, and that
as It Is evidently the Intention of Con?
gress to provide fully at the outset of
the December session for removing thii
Maine, the department does not regard
the- popular subscription proposition
with favor.
EXPECT TO VISIT CZAR
Baptist Mlnlsterit Would Establish ?
University at St. Petersburg.
Atlanta, Ga., September 26.?Dr. Len
G. Broughton, of the Baptist Taberna?
cle of Atlanta, expects to leave In a
few days for an extended stay In Eu?
rope for the bunerit of his health, which
has become somewhat impaired be?
cause of a nervous breakdown.
While In Russia, Dr. Broughton. In
company with Dr. R. S. McArthur, un?
til recently pastor of Calvary Baptist
Church. New York, and F. W. Meyer,
of New York, expects to have an au?
dience with the Czar In the Interests
of a Baptist university in St. Peters?
burg.
FOUR BODIES FOUND
Recovered From Petty Offlcera* Room
of Battleship Mutne.
Havana, September 26.?Four bodies
were found to-day in the petty officers'
room of the Maine. The workmen also i
uncovered the four rear boilers, which i
had not moved from their original
positions. The recovery of the bodies, ]
which remain unidentified, was made'
possible by the building of a temporary i
bulkhead, which cut off the Inflow of
mud and water from the after part of |
the wreck. I
The engineers expect to make a
rapid search of this part of the Maine,
which is less shattered than the for-!
ward sections. It Is believed that manvl
bodies will be found.
INDICTED IN ATLANTA
Holiness Preacher Churged With I.in?
to u Girl Away From Heute.
Atlanta. Ga., September 26.?Tho
Rev, B. L. Padgett, a Holiness preach- ?
er, was Indicted to-day on two counts '
for luring from her home slxteeu
year-i'ld Carrie Stockton, of King's
Mountain, N. C. The couple was ar- !
rested together at a local hotel hero
Several months ago, where they wore ;
registered as uncle and niece. 'Ac?
cording to the story told by the girl,
Padgett forced her to leave home,
threatening her If she revealed any?
thing. She said they made a lour of
North Carolina before coming to At
lajita.
ITALY THANKS RED CROSS
Government Gives tiolil Medal to 1)1- I
rector lllcknell for Work ut Messina.
Washington, D. C, September 26.?A I
gold medal and a diploma have been !
awarded by the Italian government to I
Ernest P. Blcknell, director of the i
American Red Cross Society, us nn ex- !
pression of Italy's appreciation of the ;
services of the society at Messina. ;
King Victor Emmanuel and the Queen .
have sent their autographic photo?
graphs to Mr. Blcknell in token of
their personal gratitude. The Ameri?
can Red Cross spent about 5l.0OO.O0D
in relieving destitute victims of the
Messina earthquake.
muting In Mexico city.
Mexico City, September 26.?Within
a few hours after the return of
Francisco I. Mitdero. Jr., from his
speaking tour through the south to?
day, Mexico City again became the
scene of riot, whoso quelling by the
mounted police resulted In two fatally
wounded and flfioen Injured.
Rolph Claim* Election.
? San Francisco, September 26.?Based
on scattered and partial returns from
a dozen different precincts, campaign
managers for James Rolph. Jr.. at 7:30
o'clock to-night claimed his selection
foT Mayor nt to-day's primary by an
overwhelming majority.
Norfolk County Demo?
cratic Officeholders
Sustained.
NEW PRIMARY FOR
REST OF iICKET
Cromwell and Marshall Retain
Certificates of Nomination?Fu?
sion County Committee Left
in Power?"Straw" Fusion
Candidates Ousted by
State Committee.
Rejecting the majority report of its
own subcommittee, signed by four ot
tho five members, showing the exist?
ence of fusion In Norfolk county and
the practice of putting up straw can?
didates in the aid of Republican office?
holders In favor of a minority report
presented by Irving P. Whltehead. of
Amherst. which also admits the ex?
istence of fusion, but casts no blame
on certain of the nominees of the re?
cent primary or on the County Demo?
cratic Committee since it has been re
elected, the otat- Democratic Com?
mittee last night then proceeded to
modify the latter paper. Stormy scenes
In the committee room were brought
on by a proposition to place the hold?
ing of a new primary for the four
offices declared vacant in the hands
of tha County Committee, and as a
compromise, at 2 o'clock this morning
the committee agreed on a plan for
holding a new primary under direction
of a special committee of three to bo
named by State Chairman Ellyson.
Discussing a plan to resubmlt tha
matter to the Norfolk committee, Col?
onel J. E. West, of the Investigating
committee, vehemently denounced the
action already taken as "bowing the
knees of Virginia Democracy to Alvah
II. Murtln. national Republlcun com
mltteemen and Republ'can orMcerholJ
er of Norfolk county, by the merest
subterfuge of replacing certain straw
candidates by certain other straw can?
didates."
"Steam" Candidates Ouated.
Carrying into effect the minority
report, the following resolutions offer?
ed by Mr. Whltehead were adopted;
"Resolved, That this committee rati?
fies and confirms the action of tho
Democratic Committee of the county
of Norfolk In awarding certificates of
nomination to all of the candidates de
I termlned by the said county commit?
i tee to be entitled to the same, ob tha
result of the primary election held on
I the 28tb day of June, ioil, except ua
i to W. D. Wilson, candidate for the
clerkship of Norfolk county: j. E. Hall,
candidate for county trcusurer; W. j.
Evans, candidate for commissioner ot
the revenue, and S. W. Wilson, candi?
date for supervisor from Washington
District. '
"Second. Resolved, That this com?
mittee is of the opinion that the said
W. i - Wilson. J. E. Hall, W. L. Evans
anj W. Wilson are not entitled to
the certificates of election for the or
nces for which they were respectively
candidates, and that their nominations
lor said offices are null and void tor
the reasons th.it they have not been
making, and. In the opinion of tho
committee, will not make, any bona
fide off rts to defeat their Republican
opponents, but are candidates without
any expectation or intention of being
elected.'
Ilenr lloair Contest.
The final action of the committee
did not come until late In the night.
The body met at S:30 and canvassed
the vote for the two United States
senatorshlp contests, Thomas S. Mar?
tin and Claude A. Swanson being de?
clared the nominees of the Democratic
party. A subcommittee, consisting of
E. D. C. Scott, C. C- Barksdale and j.
M. Hooker, was appointed to hear the
contest from Goochland and Fluvanna,
counties, but at 1:30 A. M. this com?
mittee reported that It had not had
sufficient time, and was continued with
power to act.
Before going Into the Norfolk coun?
ty matter, a resolution offered by Col?
onel Day, from the Second District,
to the effect whereas the committee
had been Informed that certain con?
tests concerning local offices might
be made, and since It was Impracti?
cable for the State Committee to meet
again before the November general
election, that all such local conte&'s
not now ready for action be referred
to the congressional district commit?
tees for final determination. Where
the counties affected are in more than
one congressional district, the two dis?
trict committees affected are to sit
together. Roll call was ordere I on
the resolution, which was declared
adopted, 21 to 6.
The repo ts of the committee In the
Norfolk county case, and of the dis?
senting member. Mr. Whitehefd, were
then read.
Majority Report.
Signed by four of the five members
of the subcommittee, the majority re.
port re.-ommended a new deal In Nor?
folk county politics by tae cotnplets
annulment of the June primary and a
declaration that its nominees nie not
recognized as the Democratic Candi?
da tcs fc-r countv offices. Tue report
condemns fusion in the harshest urms,
expressing the opinion of the majority
that not only has alliance existed be?
tween Democrats and Republicans In
the county for years, but also that it
exists to-day.
Further, this report connects th*
Norfolk county Democratic commutes
with the situation, and declares that It,
too. should he removed from power,
and not he recognized as the narty
authority In Nor.'olk county.
Concluding, it la recommended that
a new primary be held to nominats
candidates for all county and magls
terlal district offices in the coming,
November election, and also to chooss.
a new County Committee. This prl*
m'ary to be heid under the direction
and subject to the supervision of stats
Chairman J. Taylor Ellyson.
Dissenting Vte-rr.
Irving P Whltehead. of Arnhorst,
Vho presented the minority report,

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